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Clinical Nurse Specialist – Heart Failure/Transplant, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver BC

Providence Health Care (PHC) is looking for a full time permanent Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Heart Centre team at St. Paul’s Hospital.  This position supports the Heart Function Clinic, The Heart Transplant Program, and Mechanical Circulatory Support and other programs in the Cardiac program.

The Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital is British Columbia’s only comprehensive referral centre for patients with heart disease, a major teaching facility for cardiac professionals and a leader in understanding and treating heart disease; with a full spectrum of treatment and care, including surgery, transplants and rehabilitation. Providence is also host to multiple services, programs and resources dedicated to advancing lung health. For more information on programs and services visit The Heart Centre website.

Providence  is one of Canada’s largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 17 health care sites in Greater Vancouver. Known for our Mission, Vision and Values and guiding principle “How you want to be treated,” dedicated to creating a health community of inspiration and solace, we are an organization that really cares about our patients and staff.

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As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Heart Centre you will:

  • Provide expert nursing care to patients/residents and families. Function as a clinical leader in Heart Failure/Transplant within the Heart Centre and/or across programs.
  • Consults and collaborates with Clinical Group/Service Leaders, other nurses and health care professionals to improve and advance nursing practice and patient/resident outcomes both in the area of specialty and in nursing practice initiatives throughout Providence Health Care.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs in areas of clinical practice.
  • Ability to perform in-depth holistic patient/family assessments, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex care situations, and guide interdisciplinary team members in care planning.
  • Ability to be an effective consultant for individuals and groups.
  • Ability to conceptualize research questions and collaborate with researchers to conduct research.
  • Ability to role model expert nursing practice.
  • Ability to assist in the development of professional and leadership skills of the nursing staff.
  • Ability to synthesize and utilize research findings in practice.
  • Ability to present clinical/research work in a scholarly way.
  • Prepared to be affiliated with a university school.

What you bring:

Master’s degree in Nursing. Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. Five years of Nursing experience with three years of recent, related experience in a clinical area relevant to the area of specialty.

Bring your nursing expertise, leadership skills and commitment to a role where you can really make a difference!  Click here to apply or contact kwall@providencehealth.bc.ca for further information.

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Posted: January 7, 2020; Expires: February 9, 2020